Bowls News

The latest Hornsea Indoor Bowls member to play for his nation is Simon Wright. Simon was selected to represent the Disability Bowls England Team in the upcoming Home Nations Championships at Newport, South Wales over the weekend of 21st/23rd April. Simon is pictured sporting the colourful Disability Bowls England team shirt.
TV cameras were at Hornsea Indoor Bowls Club on Sunday 12th March to video one of the sport’s newest formats – a Bonanza Bowls Tournament. Different coloured bowls are used – red, yellow, blue and black, with each colour scoring a different value. This successful event attracted 48 of the region’s top Bowls players including two former National Singles Champions, Mark Walton and David Boult, English Internationals and a two time Hong Kong champion – but they were eliminated in the qualifying rounds. The competition was keenly contested by players from throughout the north of England and watched by a full house of spectators.
The competition was an Open Draw Pairs Tournament and after an exhilarating day of bowling watched by a large and enthusiastic crowd the Tournament was won by Hornsea’s Holly Baxter and David Robson from Featherstone. Their success earned them a cheque for £200. which was presented  by Club manager Chris Swindon.
Special thanks go to Specialist Home Developments Ltd. Skipsea, who sponsored the event and future tournaments are planned for Sunday 9th April at Scarborough, Sunday 23rd at York and Sunday 30th at South Shields. The tournaments are organised by Hornsea’s Dave Tooley, David Boult from South Shields and John Milburn and look set for a good future.
On the national front, Katy Baxter and Daniele Martinson are through to the last 16 of the National Ladies Pairs. They will play at Melton Mowbray on Wednesday 29th March during the national finals week. Katy and Lydia Cutmore who, in the Ladies National 4s, have also reached the last 16 and will play at Melton Mowbray during national finals week.
Despite the 2016/17 league season coming to a close on Friday 7th April is a busy time with the Club finals weekend on Saturday/Sunday, 1st and 2nd April. With all the Club competitions reaching their conclusion it promises to be an exciting weekend of bowling. There should be competitive bowling all day, both days, as the Club’s competitions reach their climax. A full list of winners will be in the next issue.
The Club’s summer leagues will start on Tuesday 18th April with leagues on Tuesday/Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and also on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.
During the summer the Club’s opening hours will be:- Tuesday, 9 am to 2.30 pm. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am to 2.30 pm and 6 to 10 pm. Saturday, Sunday, 9 am to 2.30 pm.
The Club will also be open for food as follows: Wednesday for lunch, Friday for Fish Friday and a super offer of fish/chips/peas, bread/butter and tea/coffee for £6.00, and Sundays for a Carvery Sunday Lunch 11.30 am to 1.30 pm.
The Club would like to extend sympathy to the family of Brian Catley who sadly passed away in late January. Brian was a popular and formidable bowler for many years and until recently was often seen at the club enjoying watching and passing on tips to the younger bowlers. He is a big loss to the club.
The latest exhibition at the Seagull Gallery will be by Pam Williams, a member of Hornsea Art Society for many years and who has exhibited at many galleries over the years and should well be worth a visit. Her works will be on display for the month of April.
The Club’s new representative teams have finished their matches and the final league positions should be announced shortly. The men’s teams have reached the play offs in their respective leagues and again details will be in the next issue.
The Ladies have had their best season for many years and with several matches still to play, are still challenging for honours.
Another recent event held on Saturday, 11th March was the concert by Abba Tribute Band ‘Abba Rebooted’ (left). This very talented two girl tribute act was hugely popular. An audience of well over 130 were thoroughly entertained for over three hours listening and dancing to the songs of Abba.
Following on from this the Club are pleased to announce that the next event will be on Saturday, 3rd June when Rod Stewart – A Night on the Town takes place starring Dave Springfield as Rod Stewart and with tickets at £7.50 this should be another evening to look forward to.
Promenade Bowling Club
Sunday 19th February as high noon approached members of the 2 Hornsea Bowls Clubs gathered at the Indoor Club to do battle for the 2nd Annual Match. The first time the Clubs met indoors the result was a draw. This time we were well beaten but the result is not as important as taking part. The game was followed by an enjoyable meal at the club and the well supported raffle raised funds for both clubs.
April will see the opening of the Greens and the start of the outdoor season – my how time flies! Hopefully the rain will lessen so that all the preparations at the Green can be completed before we open our Green on Monday 17th April at 2 pm.
We will be holding our ‘signing on’ Coffee Morning on Saturday 8th April at our Clubhouse between 10 am and 12 noon. Anyone who wishes to join us is welcome to come along. Anyone who would like information about the club please give the Secretary a call on 01482870550.
Atwick Road Outdoor Bowling Club
The new season will soon be upon us. On the morning of Saturday 1st April we are holding our annual coffee morning when members and, hopefully, potential new members can sign on and pay their fees for the coming season. Tea, coffee and delicious home baked cakes will be on offer so come along for a pleasant morning with friendly company.
We have, once again, entered two teams in the Driffield evening league, three in the Vets, a Ladies Saturday Team and Gents in both evening and Saturday leagues. This gives a total of ten matches per week so there is plenty of opportunity for playing in competitive games. There are number of club trophy competitions including singles and pairs. For those who wish for more social events we have fun days and fun competitions and a regular Friday roll up.
If this article has sparked a bit of interest, we are always looking for new members, so come along to the coffee morning between 10 and 12 pm or come to the Friday roll up at 1 pm.

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